Tag Archives: LGBT

“Would you be straight if you could?”

My answer: not in a million years.

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Where are all the LGBT books?

The first love of my life was books. I was pretty young (three or four) when my older sister first started learning how to read, but I was fascinated by the way little symbols on a page could turn into sounds, then words, then ideas. I would gobble up her Hooked-on-Phonics readers, and those little […]

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A Letter to Rhode Island Legislators

Today the Freedom to Marry organization launched an online lobby to support the marriage equality bill that will soon arrive on the desks of Rhode Island Legislators. For any of you with a Rhode Island address, please follow this link and take a minute to send along a letter. There’s even a form letter you can […]

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Featured Femme on a Mission: Beth Ditto

Beth Ditto: “I think ‘cool’ is probably the dumbest word in the world. I think the idea of being ‘cool’ is kind of ridiculous.. I think being nice is the coolest thing you can do.”

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Featured Femme on a Mission: Amber Heard

Amber: “I’d rather go down for doing what’s right, then rise for doing what’s wrong.”

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The Lipstick Lesbian

Let’s start with a story, shall we? I grew up in a small beach town that had  a strange population dichotomy consisting of a large LGBT community coinciding and coexisting with a suburban, conservative mentality. My family, unfortunately for me, belonged to the latter camp. Because of the large gay population, we were used to […]

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good news and bad news

So the bad news first… I didn’t get the Your Fruit Loops spot. But that’s okay! They picked some great, funny people – I definitely recommend you tune in. As for the good news, our little community here is growing! It’s very exciting, and I’m so happy to have so many readers so quickly. Thank […]

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On labels being for jars

Recently in queer culture, I have noticed a trend towards a rejection of labels and an emphasis on fluidity of presentation and sexual identity.  From conversations I have had and articles I have read, it seems to me that this tendency stems from a desire to remain unfettered by stereotypes and identities that feel externally imposed […]

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your fruit loops audition

Last week I auditioned to become a part of a collaborative youtube channel that focuses on LGBT issues.  The group is known as “Your Fruit Loops” and can be found here.  Every week, each of the members weighs in on a particular topic; for example, last week’s theme was “Do you believe in a gay […]

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